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Hayter-Menzies, Grant 1964-

Works: 15 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 5,359 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS764.23.D4, 951.078092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grant Hayter-Menzies
The empress and Mrs. Conger : the uncommon friendship of two women and two worlds by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart--imperial China and the American Midwest--who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between East and West, the fifty-five day siege of the Beijing foreign legations known as the Boxer Uprising. Using diaries, letters and other sources, this book traces the parallel lives of Empress Dowager Cixi and American ambassador's wife Sarah Pike Conger, which converged to alter their perspectives of each other and each other's worlds
Shadow woman : the extraordinary career of Pauline Benton by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father, one of America's earliest feminist male educators, to reach for the stars. Instead, she reached for shadows. In 1920s Beijing, she discovered shadow theatre (piyingxi), a performance art where translucent painted puppets are manipulated by highly trained masters to cast coloured shadows against an illuminated screen. Finding that this thousand-year-old forerunner of motion pictures was declining in China, Benton believed she could save the tradition by taking it to America. Mastering the male-dominated art form in China, Benton enchanted audiences eager for the exotic in Depression-era America. Her touring company, Red Gate Shadow Theatre, was lauded by theatre and art critics and even performed at Franklin Roosevelt's White House. Grant Hayter-Menzies traces Benton's performance history and her efforts to preserve shadow theatre as a global cultural treasure by drawing on her unpublished writings, the recollections of her colleagues, the testimonies of shadow masters who survived China's Cultural Revolution, as well as young innovators who have carried on Benton's pioneering work
Imperial masquerade: the legend of Princess Der Ling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary life of the Manchu author, feminist and figure of controversy, who yearned to expose the true humanity of the elderly empress dowager feared and hated by the rest of the world, but never quite shared the truth of herself
Imperial masquerade : the legend of princess Der Ling by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling, the first biography of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing cross-cultural personalities, traces not only the life of Princess Der Ling, in all its various transformations, but offers a fresh look at the woman she lionized and, ultimately, betrayed - the Empress Dowager Cixi, to whom, like Der Ling, many legends have been affixed over the past century. The book also depicts the changing worlds of Paris, Tokyo and the other international stages of Der Ling's development as woman and as mystery, and deals with the many teachers who made her who she was."--Jacket
Mrs. Ziegfeld : the public and private lives of Billie Burke by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After her husband Florenz Ziegfeld's death, Billie Burke recreated herself as a Hollywood character actress. In addition to studying the character and significance of Burke's greatest screen role in Glinda the Good Witch of the North, the book provides a complete performance history of Burke's stage, screen, and radio work"--Provided by publisher
From Stray Dog to World War I Hero : the Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the streets of Paris one day in July 1918, an American doughboy, Sgt. Jimmy Donovan, befriended a stray dog that he named Rags. No longer an unwanted street mutt, Rags became the mascot to the entire First Division of the American Expeditionary Force and a friend to the American troops who had crossed the Atlantic to fight. Rags was more than a scruffy face and a wagging tail, however. The little terrier mix was with the division at the crucial battle of Soissons, at the Saint-Mihiel offensive, and finally in the blood-and-mud bath of the Meuse-Argonne, during which he and his guardian were wounded. Despite being surrounded by distraction and danger, Rags learned to carry messages through gunfire, locate broken communications wire for the Signal Corps to repair, and alert soldiers to incoming shells, saving the lives of hundreds of American soldiers. Through it all, he brought inspiration to men with little to hope for, especially in the bitter last days of the war.From Stray Dog to World War I Hero covers Rags’s entire life story, from the bomb-filled years of war through his secret journey to the United States that began his second life, one just as filled with drama and heartache. In years of peace, Rags served as a reminder to human survivors of what held men together when pushed past their limits by the horrors of battle
Dorothy Brooke and the fight to save Cairo's lost war horses by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography of Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955), who founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo to rescue the horses left behind by British forces during the Great War."--Provided by publisher
Lillian Carter : a compassionate life by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written with the cooperation of President Jimmy Carter and his family, this book provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the woman who--as nurse, mother and social justice activist--made a lifelong habit of breaking the rules defining a woman's place in and out of the home and the status of blacks in society"--
Charlotte Greenwood : the life and career of the comic star of vaudeville, radio and film by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Greenwood's unpublished memoirs; this biography presents a personal, detailed look at her colorful life. The main focus of the work is her career, which spanned more than 50 years and ranged from vaudeville to the stage and, finally, to films"--Provided by publisher
LOST WAR HORSES OF CAIRO : the passion of dorothy brooke by Grant Hayter-Menzies( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in Brooke's Old War Horse Memorial Hospital, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America
Woo, the monkey who inspired Emily Carr : a biography by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Although Emily Carr is now considered a Canadian legend, the most enduring image is that of her pushing a beat-up old pram into downtown Victoria, loaded with dogs, cats, birds-and a monkey. Woo, a Javanese macaque whom Carr adopted in 1923, has become inextricably linked with Carr in the popular imagination. But more than that, in her short lifetime Woo became equally connected to Carr's life and art. Born to a strictly religious family, Carr was never able to reconcile her wild and passionate nature with the stifling mores of the well-to-do Victorian society in which she was raised. Over the years, she increasingly turned to the company of animals to find the love and trust missing from her human relationships. Across the world in an Indonesian jungle lagoon, Woo (like Carr) was parted from her mother at a young age. The tiny ape with a "greeny-brown" pelt and penetrating golden eyes was then shipped across the world. When Carr spotted Woo in a pet store, she recognized a kindred spirit and took her home. Woo was many things to Carr-a surrogate daughter, a reflection of herself, a piece of the wild inside her downtown Victoria boarding house. Welcoming the mischievous Woo into her life, Carr also welcomed a freedom that allowed a full blooming of artistic expression and gave Canada and the world great art unlike any other before or since. However, despite Carr's clear love for Woo, her chaotic life did not always allow Carr to properly care for her. Tragically, after Carr was hospitalized due to heart failure, she arranged for Woo to be sent to the Stanley Park Zoo. Bereft of Carr, Woo died alone in her cage only a year later. Hayter-Menzies approaches his subject from a contemporary perspective on bringing wild animals into captivity while remaining empathetic to the unique relationship between artist and monkey."--
The other grand dukes : sons and grandsons of Russia's grand dukes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the biographies of nearly forty men whose birth gave them the right to one of the world's most prestigious positions. All sons of Russian tsars are covered in Volume I. The sons of collateral grand ducal branches are covered in Volume II. The biography of each of the Grand Dukes of Russia brings to life a deeply gripping human saga. These men were born into what then was one of the world's most powerful ruling dynasties. They were not all saints; they were not all demons - they were men whose birth showered them with untold privilege. Some used their birthright for the common good; some did not. Yet, they all remain amazingly intriguing, complex, complicated and conflicted human beings. At birth they were showered with untold privilege, including a lump sum of money placed in trust for them. By the time these funds were made available to a Grand Duke, the interest alone made them amazingly wealthy. Added to this benefit, they derived salaries from their military appointments, investments, real estate and inheritance. Thus, the Grand Dukes were able to maintain a lifestyle only surpassed by today's oligarchs and yesteryear's robber barons. They were consummate spenders in paintings, art, architecture, jewels, all while acting as sponsors of talented writers, thinkers, poets, ballerinas, among many others. One was a playwright of considerable talent. Another played a role in working toward the liberation of the serfs. One was a leading admiral with a fondness for "fast women and slow ships." Another Grand Duke lived a tortured existence as a closeted homosexual, yet became the father of nine children"--Publisher's description
The Empress and Mrs The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In winter 1902, in the ruins of post-Boxer Uprising Beijing, two women from two different worlds joined hands in friendship-the former concubine and legendary tyrant Empress Dowager Cixi, and the Midwest-born, devoutly Christian diplomat's wife Sarah Pike Conger. Together, they made history
Imperial masquerade : the legend of Princess Der Ling by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of a Manchu aristocrat, granddaughter of a Boston merchant, a women who donned chic Western fashions in China and her ceremonial court robes in the United States, Princess Der Ling was a fascinating battle ground of warring identities, a victim of too much publicity, and a figure whose life provides a glimpse into the experience of living between two cultures
The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds (Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds) by Grant Hayter-Menzies( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Imperial masquerade : the legend of princess Der Ling
Imperial masquerade : the legend of princess Der LingMrs. Ziegfeld : the public and private lives of Billie BurkeCharlotte Greenwood : the life and career of the comic star of vaudeville, radio and film
Alternative Names
Menzies, Grant Hayter-

Menzies, Grant Hayter- 1964-

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